Follow Friday: 5 Galleries Exploring Innovative Concepts in Contemporary Art

In our latest edition of Follow Friday, we bring you five galleries that are committed to art that pushes new boundaries in the contemporary art world. 

South Kiosk, London

Based in South London, South Kiosk promotes work that focuses on the evolution of technology within art. In addition to representing a diverse roster of artists, South Kiosk provides an editorial platform, workshops, symposiums, and artist talks, and hosts residencies. Starting October 3rd, the gallery will be showing “Progress Music,” a new sound and film work by James Bully.

Baang + Burne, New York

Aiming to challenge the exclusivity that often comes with sterile, white gallery spaces, Baang + Burne has modeled itself as a roaming pop-up gallery, open to building connections and generating dialogue around art. The gallery states that they are “for the new elites, for the hackers, builders, tinkers, and makers.” Baang + Burne has exhibited artwork at artist dinners, private events, and lectures around the city, as well as fairs including Art Basel Miami Beach and the Armory. The gallery’s current show, “Fade to White,” presents captivating white-washed photos by Todd Squires

Edward Cella, Los Angeles

Located next door to the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, Edward Cella is an established art and architecture gallery that represents various artists, designers, and architects. Currently on view is “6018 Wilshire,” a survey of artists that have exhibited at the gallery’s Miracle Mile location since its establishment in 2003. This will be the final exhibition in this space before the gallery relocates to a new facility in 2015.  

L.A. Louver, Los Angeles 

This Los Angeles-based gallery commits itself to showcasing the work of local and international contemporary artists. In addition to its regular exhibitions, L.A. Louver hosts Rogue Wave Projects, a program that started as an exhibition of work by local artists that now has evolved to become a comprehensive program that engages with local and international artists to present their solo projects. Geometric abstract paintings by Frederick Hammersley are on view through October 18th.

Tin-aw, Philippines

Filipino gallery Tin-aw devotes its practice to showcasing the work of emerging and established local artists. Getting its name from the Filipino word for clear, lucid water, Tin-aw seeks to draw attention to art that engages and inspires. This October, the gallery will be exhibiting the pictorial paintings of Clairelynn Uy.

Newlin Tillotson